House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) on Wednesday challenged fellow Republican Rep. Sam Johnson (Texas) to a scooter race in the Capitol building.
"I challenged @SamPressShop to a scooter race," Scalise tweeted. "Here's what happened next."
The tweet included a video, titled "The Scooter Race," featuring the two Republican congressmen racing their respective electrical scooters around a circle of traffic cones in the U.S. Capitol.
I challenged @SamsPressShop to a scooter race.
Here's what happened next. pic.twitter.com/qcK2fZhRuu
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 8, 2017
Johnson, the 87-year-old representative, won the race.
Scalise was shot this summer while congressional Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. He sustained gunshot wounds to the hip and has been undergoing physical therapy since. He recently returned to his work in the House in September.
Due to his continued recovery, Scalise has been getting around the Capitol Building with an electric scooter, which sports a mini license plate reading "Maj Whip."
Johnson gets around the Capitol with a scooter of his own that features a miniature Texas flag on the back.